New York Giants' Martellus Bennett Provides First Day Entertainment

If we were going to hand out an award for most entertaining New York Giants player during training camp I think we would already have to engrave Martellus Bennett's name on the trophy.

Bennett, the talkative tight end the Giants signed as a free agent from the Dallas Cowboys, was in fine form when he arrived at UAlbany this morning.

On escaping the shadow of perennial Pro Bowler Jason Witten in Dallas ...

"I kind of had an apprentice role for the first four years, so I feel like I’m really a rookie ... plants can’t grow when they’re shaded by the tall trees, so I get a little something for myself now."

On leaving Dallas ...

"I really just want to kick those guys’ a—es. You know what I’m saying? That’s what it’s all about, you know? I mean, we’re cool, but we ain’t that cool. I kind of got some ill feelings towards them. It’s a game. Every game is the same way. I kind of hate everybody, honestly, in the NFL."

On playing against the Cowboys ...

"I have everybody’s date marked on my calendar, honestly. I’m kind of pissed off about a whole lot, so I think it’ll be a good year for me."

On feeling 'angry' as the season starts ...

"I’ve been studying myself over the last… I kind of sound like Gandhi right now, but I’ve been studying myself over the last couple of years, just the way that I approach things. You know, the way I went about things when I was in Dallas and I made a lot of improvements. A lot of it is just being happy. For me, it was never an issue with playing ability or being able to make plays. A lot of it is being at peace with myself, but I’m not at peace with everybody else. I’ve never been this hungry and enthused about going to camp."

On liking or not liking the media ...

"I mean, you’re all cool, until you say the wrong thing. Most of y’all, I probably don’t like already."

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